Canadian model Daria Werbowy gets star treatment in The New York Times fashion magazine, known simply as “T.” Despite her willowy figure, Werbowy is no shrinking violet, especially on the high seas.

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Werbowy 28, stars in campaigns for Céline, Balmain and Salvatore Ferragamo, and is a face of Lancôme, but she’d rather be sailing… and dressed in next to nothing, according to The Times.

The Canadian model of Ukrainian descent was born in Poland, which truly makes her a child of the world. So what better way to express herself?

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She sailed for 24 days across the Atlantic with her father, brother and sister and is spending two-months this spring and summer, sailing from Guatemala to Belize.

She’ll island hop along the coast, before heading out on a trek through Central America to Costa Rica.

Werbowy will captain the voyage herself.

“Daria can morph into so many different things,” photographer Cass Bird says of her frequent subject. “She’s tough as nails.”

For Daria, whose high pressure job takes her to the runways of New York, Paris, London and Milan, sailing, she says, keeps her grounded.

“Sailing is the closest I can get to nature — it’s adrenaline, fear, a constant challenge and learning experience, an adventure into the unknown,” she says.

“And of course there is nothing better than wearing the same T-shirt for days and not brushing my hair for weeks.”

With that, Werbowy jumps into the ocean in all her clothes. Doesn’t get hotter than that.

Check out her photos and read the full interview in the Times magazine.

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